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Lifeline wire size

Defender has a sale on 1 X 7 Stainless Steel rigging wire, 3/32"diameter which they call a 316 stainless steel cable.

http://www.defender.com/product2.jsp?path=-1|118|107602|297597&id=1048365

This looks like the same size wire used in the lifeline kits. At 10 cents a foot, that sounds like a deal.

Is it?

Dave
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I does not look to be vinyl coated, I would not use it for lifelines.
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Defender has a sale on 1 X 7 Stainless Steel rigging wire, 3/32"diameter which they call a 316 stainless steel cable.

http://www.defender.com/product2.jsp?path=-1|118|107602|297597&id=1048365

This looks like the same size wire used in the lifeline kits. At 10 cents a foot, that sounds like a deal.

Is it?

Dave
3/32" cable is not a size that I have ever seen used for lifeline wire.
Usually lifelines are made from 1/8", 3/16" or 1/4". On occasion you will see 5/32" but I personally have never seen 3/32".
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Bubb - ORC and other regulatory bodies have banned coated lifelines as they can hide defects.

Not to say you HAVE to have uncoated ones, but they are increasingly common, arguably safer, cheaper and, in some cases, required.
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Thanks for the replies guys.

Seemed a bit too good to be true, and it would appear they are too thin for lifeline use.

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